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FILE — Box: E, Folder: 18, item: 1 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E18:Focillon 1955.09.23

Letter from the conservator, Musee de Dijon, Palais des Etats de Bourgogne to Robert Wood Bliss, September 23, 1955 Digital

Letter from the conservator, Musee de Dijon, Palais des Etats de Bourgogne to Robert Wood Bliss, September 23, 1955
Letter from the conservator, Musee de Dijon, Palais des Etats de Bourgogne to Robert Wood Bliss, September 23, 1955

Scope and Contents

Typescript letter with in French with a handwritten signature from the Conservateur of the Musee de Dijon to Robert Woods Bliss. Translated to English he tells him that a street in Dijon has been named in honor of Henri Focillon. On the occasion of the inauguration of this path, with the approval of Mrs. Focillon, he is going to present an exhibition on Focillion, as an art historian, and his father, Victor Focillon as an engraver. He asks Robert Bliss to be a part of the sponsorship committee for this exhibition.

Dates

  • September 23, 1955

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form: https://www.doaks.org/research/library-archives/schedule-an-appointment

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